You know that Berenstain Bears story, the one where the kids find tons of ways to use an old box “inside, outside, and upside-down”?
Herbs are a little like that ... there are a million ways to grow them, and people are coming up with new and interesting setups all the time (just take a look at this Pinterest collection...).
The great thing about herbs? They don't need much room to grow, just a little light and some good soil. In fact, every container you love could and should be considered a potential garden for your window.
Below are a few ideas to get you going on that herb garden for your window (or porch).
Herbs in Soup Cans
Or those canned goods that have such pretty labels that you hate to throw away….why not fill them with herbs?
Galvanized Steel Containers
Galvanized containers make perfect herb planters!
Old Rubber Boot
Wouldn’t it be beautiful on the porch step with mint billowing out of the top and cascading down the sides?
Grandma’s Tea Kettle
What about grandma’s old tea kettle? (That you just love the look of but can't use because the inside is all full of rust.) Basil, chives and cilantro tucked into the top would be so quaint on your kitchen windowsill!
Rustic Wood Box
Dryden Trading Company sells a beautiful wooden box that would make a rustic garden addition to any sunlight room in your house!
Card Catalog Drawers
Check out this fun idea of using old card catalog drawers!
But don’t forget that favorite hiking boot! Consider the catchy conversation starter this would make as fresh healthy herbs spill out of a roughed-up, weathered boot.
Old Tea Cans
If you love herbs chances are you love tea. Why not reuse your old tea cans?